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  1. GDT - The Baltimore Runvens

    Need to regroup after the bye and hopefully will not give up #1 seed. Should Ravens come to Foxborough in Jan I would imagine the defense will be better prepared to defend this college style offense. But this is all irrelevant if the offensive line can't pass or run block. After tonight they will have 5 more difficult games e.g. Eagles, Cowboys, Chiefs, Texans & Bills. Would be nice to win 3 of them to go along with a win over Dolphins and then will be 13-3 and should be enough for the #1 seed.
  2. Just like I thought Jimmy is the downfall of this team! Horrible int, poor over throw in endzone, and now a horrible fumble. Two of these things cost them TD's and the 3rd is most likely to let the Rams back in the game. Jimmy is our version of a Matt Stafford, Matt Ryan & Kirk Cousins e.g. they will just make mistakes at the worst possible times. I have no more confidence in winning a SB with Jimmy than I did with Alex Smith & Kap. Unless the defense can carry this team the passing attack will bit them in the rear.
  3. What is the fundamental issue with the offense?

    If this team wants to win the SB this year it will have to be the blueprint of the 2003 team as that offense struggled at times but keep in mind they picked up the defense when the defense struggled against the Colts in the reg season game and in the 2nd half of the SB against the Panthers. We have to hope this defense can stay elite when playing the Chiefs in the reg season and AFC playoffs if they do in fact meet (home field is a must this year).
  4. The Other Games Thread Week #5

    That's why I don't rave about this guy as he can't make any reads as he's just an scrambler under center who uses it to disguise his inaccuracy from the pocket. His mobility makes it difficult to cover his receivers down the field b/c when he moves out of the pocket the coverage tends to lose their men and thus miracle throw & catches. Sooner or later defender are going to start picking off those errant passes and before you know it we'll have another Favre on our hands.
  5. The Other Games Thread Week #5

    Poor Patrick Mahomes showing his true colors when faced with immobility as can't make throws when forced to be a pure pocket passer. Only pocket throws he can consistently make are the RPO college offense type throws. When teams play the Chiefs they need to not rush any d-linemen at him as just use the edge rushers to keep containment on the edge so Mahomes can't scramble to right/left and use the interior lineman to keep Mahomes from stepping up into the pocket. Bottom line is if you make Mahomes throw from where Brady likes to throw e.g. in the middle of the pocket he's just a mediocre QB at best.
  6. Pats sign AB

    So when is AB cut or suspended by the Patriots? Belichick had to walk out of a press conference b/c it was all about AB's off the field antics. I can't see this guy lasting the season b/c too much stuff going on.
  7. Where Does 2019 Pre-Season Hype Rank?

    As of right now the Chiefs are the only competition in the AFC and home field will be the deciding factor come Jan. In the SB if they advance the NFC opponent is wide open as it can be either the Rams, Packers, Cowboys or Eagles. I dropped the Saints b/c of injury to Brees as they won't get a bye even if he comes back to get them to the playoffs. Just got to fix up offensive line and should be fine.
  8. Week 1 Attendance Figure?

    Hi guys according to ESPN they said the stadium was at capacity in week 1 but I read up alot of empty seats were visible? I didn't watch the game as I only read it so those who watched or attended can confirm this. I've pasted the ESPN attendance figures below. Also keep in mind the NFL supposedly measures attendance in terms of people in seats as opposed to paid attendance and I'm assuming it's the organization who reports the attendance figure to the league. http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance/_/sort/homePct
  9. Kyle Shanahan showing why he blew a 28-3 lead as an offensive coordinator lol! I'm not sure whom I hate more Shanny or Jimmy as they both need to go as will win 0 SB's with either of them.
  10. Pats sign AB

    Hopefully AB comes here as a mercinary hired gun type of guy who's only goal is to get a ring and that's it. He can walk in January to go wherever he wants to just like what Kawhi did for the Raptors. Just help bring us the trophy is all that we want!
  11. Where Does 2019 Pre-Season Hype Rank?

    I'm sure they will have those regular season stints when the sky is falling and then all of sudden they pull it together again to finish the regular season strong. They need the #1 seed this year b/c don't want to have to go to Arrowhead again as prefer to be at Gillette in Jan.
  12. Where Does 2019 Pre-Season Hype Rank?

    Actually man I was very confident in the defense in 03 & 04 as the only exception was the 04 team that was minus both Ty Law & Ty Pool for the last half of the season. I remember post 2004 during the 10 year SB winning drought I was begging for a defense like the 03 & 04 units but none was close those units with the exception of maybe 2014 & 2016 and I guess 2018 had a strong finish at the end.
  13. Where Does 2019 Pre-Season Hype Rank?

    I just think if we get a defense that dominated opponents like they did in 03 & 04 they can win the whole thing as those teams defense completely befuddled a Peyton Manning in his prime. Not sure if the 2019 defense can do that to a Patrick Mahomes though. I know the 2016 defense gave up the fewest points but they didn't play very many high scoring offenses in the regular season as the Steelers were minus Big Ben and the Seattle game was one of the 2 losses and the defense didn't look great on that night but the rest of the games were pretty solid as didn't lose again. We just have to be careful not to believe too much of the hype b/c we know they don't need any hype whatsoever in order to win a SB.
  14. Ok folks with the addition of AB now where does the preseason hype of 2019 rank in terms of previous seasons hype? I think the most hyped preseasons were 2007, 2017 & 2011 and we all know what those end results were. I guess you could put 2015 as a hyped season as well once it was determined that Tom's 4 game suspension was to be put on hold but injuries derailed them late in the season and cost them the #1 seed in Denver. The only occasion where I think the Patriots truly lived up to preseason hype was 2004 where they were pretty much expected to win it all but many gave the Colts a shot at them, and then as the regular season went on the Steelers became the biggest threat b/c they were a higher seed. The other SB winning years I don't think they had the hype going in as 2001 no SB hype existed, and 2003 was better but no one expected 14-2 and a SB win coming into the season. In 2014 they were in the midst of a decade long SB winning drought and were thought of as a playoff team but not a sure fire SB winning team and they were basically written off early in the regular season. The reason why 2016 wasn't a much hyped preseason was b/c Tom was suspended for 4 games and they couldn't be judged properly until after week 4 and fortunately they went 3-1. Even after Tom came back and they finished 14-2 they were still not considered a lock to win it all as the Steelers & Falcons were both given good odds at taking them down in the playoffs. In 2018 the Patriots hype was modest b/c Tom was 41 and coming off a SB loss the team was considered on the downside and it appeared that way until January when the team magically turned it around to win it all. With that all being said we basically have to be weary of the years when the folks all wanted to hand us the SB trophy the same way the Warriors were all but handed the NBA championship every year they had Kevin Durant.
  15. Pats sign AB

    My only issues with this move is that one AB's issues causing problems and the other is that basically the Patriots have never won a SB with a deep threat vertical WR before as in both instances with Randy Moss & Brandon Cooks they have come up short. Also if they do in fact want to install a more vertical passing game like 07 & 17 will the offensive line hold up by allowing Tom to hold the ball longer? They already have a hole at the C position and not sure what type of passing game they use. I would still like to use a strong running game and underneath routes that move the sticks just to avoid any unnecessary wear & tear on Tom.